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Titanic: Voices From the Disaster December 15, 2012

Filed under: Nonfiction Titles — kbradley123 @ 12:27 pm
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Already on this blog is a book about the Titanic, so why should there be another one? Because this book would make a wonderful nonfiction companion to The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf! That book showed the Titanic through many verses written in different voices. This book, Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson, highlights actual people that were on the Titanic and through intense research shows how they survived- or did not survive- the most legendary ship sinking of all time.

The author of this book, Deborah Hopkinson, includes over 50 pages of research, articles, pictures and timelines of Titanic. Each person that she includes was real and a great amount of digging into each person’s past must have been done to write this book. Deborah Hopkinson does a great job of including everyone that was on the Titanic; from the rich in first class to the poor workers in the boiler room that did not survive. Each person’s story was different so each person had to be written about differently. This book is well written and a well researched, adding a layer of understanding about the Titanic’s history that a reader might not get otherwise.

If you liked the movie, The Watch That Ends the Night, or any other fictional work about the Titanic, this nonfiction book would be a great way to expand your knowledge of the Titanic and the people who really were on that ship that horrible night.



One Response to “Titanic: Voices From the Disaster”

  1. Lauren Horn Says:

    Just finished this one and LOVED it!

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